In the wilds of Southern Africa, the truth won’t hide…
Graham Tate-Fuller needs a wife.
Not just any wife. One who’s young enough to take on his education mission to the African continent and not ask too many questions about his past.
Lisbette Caldwell, a young woman not yet eighteen, isn’t ready to give up her tomboy ways. She dreams of playing football and of becoming a teacher like her father.
Through a series of circumstances beyond her control, Lisbette marries Graham. Not long after, she embarks on an adventure to the African continent.
Eyubea is a small independent township in southern Africa, which managed to escape the colonial rule that overtook many other African nations.
There, Lisbette settles into her new life as an assistant teacher to a small group of young girls. Because of culture and tradition, these girls will have no choice but to become wives and mothers at very young ages. Her teaching them is nothing more than a way to fill time.
It’s a simple enough task that turns into a fight for their lives. But as Graham’s past catches up to them, Lisbette faces the dark side of marriage in a land not her own.
Set in the early 1900’s, she’s forced to take a stand for herself and her Eyubea Girls against stacked odds, even if it means losing the life she’s grown to love.
With the help of two special women, Lisbette summons the will to carve out her own place in the world. She learns to live life on her own terms in a place she’ll come to call home.
If you loved the movie Out of Africa, you’ll find Eyubea Girls a refreshing, good book. It’s a different flavor of historical women’s fiction. With drama, betrayal, and a touch of humor, that’s worthy to be put on your book club/suggested reading list.